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Pirate Radio (2009)
"The Boat That Rocked" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  13 November 2009 (USA)
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A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.

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"The Boat That Rocked" is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the '60s and pop music. It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock -- a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation. Written by Production office

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They rocked. They rolled. Then they sank. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language, and some sexual content including brief nudity | See all certifications »

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13 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Pirate Radio  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,904,380 (USA) (13 November 2009)

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$7,994,115 (USA) (1 January 2010)
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Trivia

Scenes were filmed with James Corden as a rival DJ sabotaged by the Radio Rock crew. These were cut from the film but are available as deleted scenes included on most home video releases. See more »

Goofs

When Rhys Darby's character Angus is first introduced, He has a modern pair of "Panasonic" headphones on. See more »

Quotes

Thick Kevin: My theory is that you're here because it's exactly the right time for a young man like you to get to know his dad.
'Young' Carl: And?
Thick Kevin: I therefore think that your dad is on this boat. And since he's definitely not me, I think he's probably Quentin.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Blake Lively/Rihanna (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunshine Superman
(1966)
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Donovan
Courtesy of EMI Records and Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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It's all about the small things
8 September 2009 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

Small smiles, small coughs, small giggles, small scowls, small gestures, small looks, small remarks, small hugs, small sounds...not so small laughs and, finally, a warm feeling.

This comment does not contain any spoilers, because the plot isn't of any significance to me - it is the people who are important, and should always be. And in my opinion the main strength of "The Boat" is that it rocks you ever so gently into liking all the characters on it and being just that little bit envious about the freedom they are enjoying and sharing, and also wishing the fun never ends.

If you don't like this film for one reason or another, you might feel vindicated by its patchwork story, by a partly anachronistic soundtrack, by its lightheartedness and unpretentiousness, or even by its premise that all is well in the world of rock and that we are immortal while we dream.

If you like it, I hope it is because it made you feel drunk with happiness and whispered into your ear about the beauty of youth and hope and friendship.

I doubt one could or should ask for more.


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